6 Reasons to Plan a Summer Christening

Blue and white cake and cupcakes for children’s christening on a sweet table for an outdoor party.

There is something so special about a summer christening. Maybe it’s the relaxed atmosphere, the warmer weather, or that everyone seems to be on vacation. Whatever the reason, outdoor christenings are definitely worth considering this time of year. Moreover, spending time with family and friends is one of the best parts of summer. And what better way to do that than by celebrating a new life? A magical milestone like your baby or toddler’s christening is the perfect opportunity to unite everyone. If you’re not already convinced, here are six more reasons to plan an outdoor summertime christening celebration. 

1. The warmer weather is perfect for an outdoor ceremony. 

Summer christenings are becoming increasingly popular, as they provide a beautiful and unique setting to celebrate the life of a new family member. The warm summer air and light breeze create a perfect environment for such a special occasion.  

With careful planning, summer christenings can be a truly memorable event for all involved. Outdoor christenings also have the added benefit of being more accommodating for larger size groups of family and friends. So, if you’re looking to add a little something extra to your child’s christening, why not consider an outdoor ceremony? 

2. Summer vacations provide the perfect opportunity to gather family and friends from all over. 

Planning events while school is in session has become a hassle with classes, practices, lessons, and so much more. This is especially true if you have multiple children, as it can be difficult to coordinate schedules during the school year. The summertime is the best time to plan your next get together with friends or family. But don’t forget to avoid these holidays during the summer while planning: 

  • Last Monday in May – Memorial Day 
  • 3rd Sunday in June – Father’s Day 
  • July 4th – Independence Day 

As the warm weather sets in, many of us start planning our summer vacations. For some, this could mean a trip to the beach or the mountains. Others may prefer to stay closer to home and enjoy the outdoor activities that their city has to offer. No matter where you choose to spend your summer vacation, it’s the perfect time to gather family and friends. 

Summer vacation provides the best opportunity to relax and spend quality time with loved ones. So, what are you waiting for? Plan that christening! Invite the whole family, including your daughter and son’s godparent(s) as well to create lasting memories. 

3. An outdoor christening can be more relaxed than one held during other times of the year. 

With school out and summer fast approaching, schedules have been cleared so that you can take a less stress-inducing approach when it comes down to planning your baby’s baptism. Guests are also free from their busy days at work, which means they’ll be able to attend the outdoor christening. A good idea would be to plan the christening at the end of the week to have the highest attendance rate. 

To make things even more relaxed for the host and each guest, opt for casual dress code over formal event attire. This will ease the atmosphere so everyone can enjoy the day! Your guests will be able to enjoy the outdoor christening without feeling overwhelmed by the process of picking out a suit/dress for themself or their baby boy/baby girl to wear.  

4. The long summer days mean plenty of time for festivities.

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy all that nature has to offer. The warm weather and extra hours of daylight make it easy to plan outdoor events that your guests will love. From wedding reception cookouts to outdoor christenings, there are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the sunny weather. Pull out your picnic blanket and make your baby boy/girls christening a breeze. 

With the long days stretching into the evening, there’s more time than ever to celebrate. So, whether you’re hosting a small gathering or a large outdoor ceremony, make the most of the season and enjoy your event without worrying about the sun setting too early. 

5. Many gorgeous flowers are in bloom, making for a beautiful backdrop for photos. 

With so many beautiful blooms in season, summer is the perfect time to celebrate your baby. And with outdoor christenings, there’s no need to worry about booking a venue or decorated space – the great outdoors is the perfect backdrop full of colour for this special occasion. If you want to add something special to your outdoor venue, try a floral print backdrop and balloons to have the sweetest photo booth. 

To capture these special moments, try: 

  • Handing out disposable cameras to guests and collect them at the end of the baptism to develop. 
  • Set up a hashtag for people to share their photos on social media after.  
  • Hire a professional photographer. 
  • Set up a video camera to record the baptism. 

No matter your decision, you will be able to look back on the day and cherish the memories for years to come. 

6. Many fun summer activities can be incorporated into the christening celebration. 

An outdoor christening is the perfect way to celebrate your new baby. Outdoor party games are a fantastic way to keep everyone entertained, and the warm weather means that you can spend more time outdoors having fun playing games or other activities. 

 A scavenger hunt is a wonderful way to get everyone involved, and it’s a fun way to explore your local park or neighborhood. Tag is another great outdoor game that is perfect for summer. And don’t forget about frisbee! 

Looking for water activities to incorporate? Consider these: 

  • Fill up water balloons 
  • Set up a slip-n-slide  
  • Rent a bounce house water slide 

These are all excellent ways to get some exercise and fresh air. Whatever activities you choose, an outdoor christening is sure to be a memorable and special event for you and your baby.  

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An outdoor christening is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a new life with family and friends. The warmer weather, longer days, and relaxed atmosphere make it the perfect time of year for such a special occasion. And with so many beautiful summer flowers in bloom, it’s sure to be a day you’ll remember forever.  

Let Bebe Couture help you make it a day to remember with our adorable summer christening outfits and accessories. From designer bowties and bonnets to tiny dress shoes, we have everything you need to make your little one’s christening ensemble complete. Shop our accessories today! 

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